Cookbook Review: Kricket by Will Bowlby

  Sometimes the path to someone writing a cookbook or opening a restaurant has a few twists. They start out as law students or they are in a mathematics Ph.D. program or … You’ve seen stories of all kinds here on this blog before. Charming and interesting...

Cookbook Review: Tuscany by Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi

    I don’t cry very often, but this book made me cry. In a happy way. Katie and Giancarlo have produced ten cookbooks, have two London restaurants and a cooking school. And all of those elements are devoted to explaining and promoting the excellence of...

Apple Tatin with Salted Honey Ice Cream from Darina Allen

    Author Jose Pizarro of Basque concedes that Apple Tatin is a French recipe, not a Basque one. Although, in his defense, the Basque region covers both northeastern Spain and southwestern France. He says he has included it because he likes it. And the...

Trout with Avocado Sauce from Rustic Mexican by Deborah Schneider

      You think of “Mexico” and imagine desert, tequila, and tacos. You don’t think about mountains, mountain streams, and an abundance of trout. So just might enjoy the surprise and the flavor of this lovely recipe, from Rustic Mexico.  Here you find a...

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Cookbook Review: Kricket by Will Bowlby

  Sometimes the path to someone writing a cookbook or opening a restaurant has a few twists. They start out as law students or they are in a mathematics Ph.D. program or … You’ve seen stories...

Cookbook Review: Clodagh’s Suppers

    Supper is very important. So is this book. For thirteen years Clodagh McKenna has graced us with five lovely cookbooks, brimming with personality and targeted towards celebrations...

TBT Recipe: Black Pie or Torta Nero

  Earlier today I posted a review of Emilia Romagna, one of the books in the Time Life series Flavors of Italy. This dessert caught my eye. A thin pie or tort with a filling of coffee, cocoa...

Cookbook Review: The Campout Cookbook

You will love this cookbook. Love it. Particularly if you are camping. But if you never set foot outdoors, ever, you still want the charming and flavor intense recipes in this book. Authors Marnie...

Tiramisu for You

  Ordinarily, an exceptional dessert takes some effort. Surely some time. Except, I think, for this Italian classic: tiramisu. It is a snap to prepare and, if you have just some basic...

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